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Figure 1. Schema for SWOG Trial 1505

Two studies pave the way for preoperative therapy in pancreatic cancer patients(Comments Off on Two studies pave the way for preoperative therapy in pancreatic cancer patients)

August 1, 2016

Pancreatic cancer is the fourth-most common cause of cancer-related death in the U.S. and is predicted to soon be the third-leading cause. Surgical resection with pancreatectomy has historically been viewed as offering the only chance for cure. However, achieving negative margins at surgery can be difficult, with positive surgical margins found in as many as […]

Diet and lifestyle can influence prostate cancer outcomes

This month’s column describes the role of diet and lifestyle on the development and outcomes of prostate cancer, and includes a brief overview of published and ongoing trials.

Positron emission tomography with the glucose analog fluorine-18 FDG studies in patients with clinically responding and nonresponding tumors (© 2003 American Society of Clinical Oncology).

Studies address metabolic image-directed oncologic therapy for gastric cancer

Research findings regarding the effect of metabolic response on gastric cancer are summarized, including the new Alliance 021302 trial.

How successful is NST in increasing breast-conserving surgery rates in TNBC patients?

Historically, neoadjuvant systemic therapy (NST) has been mainly used to convert breast cancer from inoperable to operable; however, today NST also is incorporated into the treatment of patients who initially present with operable disease. NST can allow some patients with stage II-III breast cancer who initially present with disease extent necessitating mastectomy to possibly undergo […]

Dissemination and implementation: Translating cancer guidelines and clinical trial outcomes into everyday practice

Dissemination strategies and implementation research programs, which examine how clinical trials data may be incorporated into clinical use, are the focus of this month’s column.


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